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Lost Abbey Veritas 009

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Veritas 009 is a substantial departure from earlier members of The Lost Abbey’s small batch experimental program, which were generally sour beers aged in French oak barrels for 12 to 15 months. Begun in late 2007 as dark base beer, it was sent to freshly emptied bourbon barrels from Kentucky’s Heaven Hill Distilleries. The beer aged for 15 months before it was moved into French oak barrels previously used for wine (primarily Syrah). Sour cherries were added and the beer was left to rest for another year and three months. Finally, in mid-2010, it was pulled from the barrels, blended, bottled and sent off to condition for an additional 11 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (3205) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Flaske hos Ole Anders juni-13: ikke antydning til skum, helt flat. Lyset greier ikke å trenge igjennom. Intens vinøs aroma. Første slurken snerper og det varmer straks i magen. Engelsk old strong ale blandet med kirsebær? Balsamicoeddik? Jeg blir ikke umiddelbart sjarmert. Veritas - intet sannhetsserum her, selv etter flere injeksjoner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6104) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle at local tasting. Pours pitch black, no head at all. Aroma is light sour, bourbon,cocoa and vanilla. Taste is astringent sourish, over the top, lots of oak and vinegar, balsamico mouthfeel, interesting but a bit too odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle shared by TheAlum, thanks Adam. Pours almost black with some off-white head. Bourbon on the nose, didn’t get a ton of sour/wild from this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
750 ml bottle opened at the Kentucky Brunch Release (Decorah, IA). Don’t remember where I got this bottle. Pours a rich deep brownish hue, good darker near opaque qualites in the body. Some brownish copper glow on the far edges. Frothy tannish head atop dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are sour cherries, huge oak presence, some oxidation, gentle red wine and faint whiskey. A bit soupy, funky, some good brett, Lacto qualities, and carmelized and gentle sweet malts. A big brooding beer put through the oak barrel ringer. Initial is medium bodied, thinner and more put through the ringer than expected. Good red wine, cherryskins, and funk. Good huge red wine presence, tartness, cherries. Very smooth, well aged. Red wine, gentle funk, firm lactic presence as we move on. Some toasty and biscuity malts, a touch of sweetness. The cherries really come through as it warms, sour and tannic, good big red wine presence. Backend is tannic, cherry, almost a bit artificial. The beer is well oaked, dark yet huge oak and red wine presence. The whiskey element on the nose really gets covered up in the beer itself. Finish is big cherry, a bit brash and tannic at times but highly smooth at others. An odd beer. But pretty nice at times. Nose wasn’t great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle share at KBBS day, dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of cherry, barrel and tobacco. Taste is cherry and chocolate with a bunch of tannins coming through, solid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013

Bottle 750ml. corked.

ABV: 8.0%. Clear medium black colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, wood - oak, soy sauce, dark fruit, chocolate malt. Flavour is heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, tart, raisin, wood - oak, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130225]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
pitch dark, almost no head. roasted malty aroma, fruity, bretty. falvor is bretty, woody, dark fruits, citrussy, pretty complex, quite sweet, big contrast to the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
Poured into LA tekku Appearance- jet black with no head or carbonation.. flat Nose- dark fruit, oak, sweet bourbon and wine Flavor- a lot of complexity in this glass, thats for sure. Depth of bourbon and grape skin, sweetness almost caramel esc with a warm finish like taking a shot of fine bourbon(we had a shot of pappy 20 after this glass)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1938) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Black with no head. Aroma is vinous with notes of vintage sherry, prunes, oak, licorice, Taste is near heavy sweet, light+ salty, medium sour. Medium+ body, oily/sticky texture, near flat carbonation. Sweet and sour vinous finish. Weird, but very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Botella. Deep dark brown colour, small beige head. Sweet dark fruity woody bourbon malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: sweet, plenty of dark fruit, caramel and woody bourbon along with spices, roasty like in the sweet finish. Bit sour. Quite pleasant brew indeed.

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